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Okay, here's my response to xXBatmanXx's homework assignment from the forum yesterday. A perfect cup of coffee is easy to accomplish. Start with clean, filtered water and fresh (whole) beans roasted to taste. Grind the beans in a burr grinder (not one of those cheapie blade choppers). The generally accepted formula is a tablespoon of grounds per cup, but this is a matter of taste, as is how coarsely you grind the coffee (I make incredibly strong coffee myself, so I use a lot of French roast beans and a fine grind). Boil the water, and make the coffee in a simple Melitta cone (give the water a couple of seconds to come off the boil before pouring), which has all the functionality of a coffee maker with none of the dirt, calcium, and bacteria traps. Transfer the outcome to a thermal carafe, and it will be hot and fresh for several hours. Enjoy your coffee.

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24. Re: No subject Nov 16, 2007, 15:30 MeatForce
 
Other than ebay - anyone have a link to where I can buy one of those Zassenhaus hand grinder knee grinder thingies?

I think I am going to call a friend that has a contact in Germany. Probably be easiest to get one?

Atta BOY! You won't be disappointed

TBH, I'd just order one online -- I doubt you'll have any problems. The biggest issue with those is that they can be VERY tough to come by, as they aren't produced in large quantities and are in pretty high demand.

The store that Enahs linked to on the first page claims to have stock on the same model that I have. It's real pretty, but I dunno what your kitchen looks like... I know they recently started producing a pretty swanky-looking black model, but I haven't seen one for sale anywhere yet.


oops -- EDIT:

MF - do you have any floaties in your coffee (I suppose depending on how coarse it is) using that metal strainer? I used one for a while and was not impressed. Probably just had a crappy one.

Nope -- not a thing. I know what you're talking about though, because I buddy of mine has a similar filter that leaves a lot of sediment in the coffee.

The one I have has a kind of interlocking grid-pattern of tiny slits in the metal (for lack of a better way to describe it).. they're so small you almost can't see them when you look at it... it basically looks solid until you hold it up to the light. I have no idea how they make such a thing, but it's a keeper!

As far as grind goes, I like a strong brew, so I go for something just a bit coarser than an espresso grind.

The Zass has a thumbscrew that you can set to anything from a rock-salt texture right down to almost a flour-like powder for Turkish coffee... I'm set somewhere back a little ways from full-pulverisation


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